Academic Program Development

The University will expand its course delivery options for students to ensure they receive the top-rate education they expect from UWF while maintaining health and safety protocols. Students were notified of course delivery changes via email on July 1, 2020.


  • Revised course delivery methods for the fall semester include full distance learning, primarily distance learning, hybrid and primarily classroom. 
  • The course delivery framework was developed by college deans with input from stakeholders, including department chairs and faculty members. Department chairs are working with faculty members to review and restructure course delivery modalities as appropriate. 
  • The college deans in consultation with department chairs and instructors developed instructional strategies to promote a safer and healthier University including rotating classroom attendance, alternating online and face-to-face components, among others. Instructors will communicate with students directly regarding the specific strategies selected for each individual course. 
  • Students identified as high-risk will be directed to academic advisors, who will work with them to facilitate other delivery methods. 
  • Immediately following Thanksgiving break, all courses will be arranged so that instruction, review and final exams are delivered remotely for the rest of the semester.

All classrooms in use for Fall 2020 will have updated maximum room capacity based on the square footage of the space, with appropriate square feet per person based on the current CDC guidelines. Classroom facilities will be thoroughly cleaned and include signage showing where students can sit based on social distancing guidelines.

example classroom showing proper distancing seating arrangements
Example Classroom Capacity